I’ll be traveling from Paddington to Watford Junction and I wanted make sure my fare assumptions are correct. This will be happening during the morning rush. Bakerloo to Queen’s Park, then Overground to Watford Junction.
Per TFL: A peak single is £11.20.
Paddington to Queen’s Park (Peak) is £3.20
Queen’s Park to Watford Junction (Off Peak*) is £3.20
*For whatever reason peak fares outbound are ONLY in the afternoon for Euston-Watford.
So that’s almost a £5 difference.
My question is if it’s sufficient to exit the ticket barriers at Queen’s Park, do a U turn and immediately enter the station again.
Is there a minimum amount of time one has to be outside of the ticketed area? For a fiver, I’m more than happy to run up and down the steps.